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Will a sugar bottle help baby sleep?

Will a sugar bottle help baby sleep?

Not a good idea: This is not good for baby's developing teeth. Pure sugar water is not healthy for baby. ...Read more

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A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

No!: Breast milk provides everything that infants need. In fact, babies under 4 months, who are given supplemental water may develop a condition called 'water intoxication' which is associated with seizures. Are baby's stools hard or just infrequent? Breast fed babies may have bms with every feed, or as infrequently as 1-2 times a week, soft/mushy stools. Talk specifics with dr. ...Read more

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Will 2months old baby gets indigestion if he drinks bottle feed milk in a moving car?

Will 2months old baby gets indigestion if he drinks bottle feed milk in a moving car?

Maybe: Drinking milk in a moving car is not a problem. But, being in a car seat for several hours, can lead to gas pains. Allowing the baby to lie on its stomach and patting its back after traveling will help it to pass the gas. ...Read more

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My baby brother is 3 weeks old and refusing breast milk, is it okay to start using baby formula in a bottle?

My baby brother is 3 weeks old and refusing breast milk, is it okay to start using baby formula in a bottle?

INFANT FEEDING: I see mom is taking propranolol, carbamezipine and propylthiouracil. All these are l-2 drugs, means she can breastfeed without adverse effects to the baby. If baby refuses to nurse, mom can pump the milk with breast pump and feed baby in the bottle. If enough milk is not there, she can supplement with formula after breast milk. Best advise: talk to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Should you ever offer a baby a bottle while breastfeeding?

Should you ever offer a baby a bottle while breastfeeding?

Personal decision: Ideally, an artificial nipple will never cross the lips of a baby. However, many valid reasons to do so exist. Maternal illness/medication/surgery, lactation problems or ineffective nursing, poor infant weight gain or social stigmata are all some of the reasons families may choose to supplement. It can also be quite rewarding for a father to be able to feed his baby as well. ...Read more

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When to give a baby pacifier?

When to give a baby pacifier?

No rules: There has been much arguing over the years about pacifiers. In the end, though, there are no rules. When you say baby, i assume that you really mean a baby, under a year of age. My rule: if you baby likes sucking on a pacifier, its fine. Eventually, you need to get rid of the pacifier, but that is something to do in the second year of life. ...Read more

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Will it hurt to give our 8.Month old baby a teaspoon of sugar in his formula bottle?

Will it hurt to give our 8.Month old baby a teaspoon of sugar in his formula bottle?

Teaching Obesity: There is no health benefit for sugar for your baby. Why would you add extra sugar calories to your child's nutrition. Our babies in this country are in general obese and dangerously so. Diabetes is on the rise in the young as much as it is in the adult population. Extra sugar is not only unnecessary it can be a dangerous habit to give to your children. ...Read more

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I am starting my 4 month old on rice cereal do I put it in a bottle or spoon feed him?  he is formula feed .

I am starting my 4 month old on rice cereal do I put it in a bottle or spoon feed him?  he is formula feed .

Spoon: I spoon feed to teach the baby how to do it for the future. Some babies have the coordination to do so, some do not. But it does not hurt. ...Read more

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Can a baby using a bottle to long screw up their teeth?

Can a baby using a bottle to long screw up their teeth?

Yes: The pressure of sucking on the bottle and pacifer or thumb can push the developing teeth out of line. I try weaning at 15-16 months of age.In addition allowing the milk or juice to sit in the mouth for a long time may cause severe dental cavities. ...Read more

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Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Should I feed my baby bottle milk or give him food before he sleep?

Feed as baby wakes : Babies develop a better schedule if you feed as they wake up. Baby has strength from the rest & can take a good feed before tiring. Then do diaper changes & cleaning. Playing after cleaning allows good mommy time. As baby tires they will settle if you put them down. They do not sleep longer if fed before sleep, they have more night waking because they have been taught to need food to settle. ...Read more

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Can i give a new born baby a tea spoon of water in between feeding , please help?

Can i give a new born baby a tea spoon of water in between feeding , please help?

Yes,but: For breast or bottle fed babies there is no need for additional water for a balanced nutrition.If it pleases you to offer it and baby finds the practice entertaining, i see no reason not to. ...Read more

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When will a baby sleep through the night? Bottle feeding him?

When will a baby sleep through the night? Bottle feeding him?

8m-9m: Usually around 8-9 m. Few babies sleep 5-6 hrs starting from 4 m of age and some babies have a night feed till 12 m of age. ...Read more

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When should a child be taken off a bottle and pacifier? How do you ween also? My son is drinks milk from a bottle and use a pacifier for security.

The natural time of : Weaning is around a year, when whole milk & milk products are limited to 16-21 0z./day to avoid constipation, iron deficiency anemia (which can cause developmental delays), & ?'ed appetite for solids. Juice is limited to 4-6 oz./day. Sipping milk/juice off & on or falling asleep with a bottle promotes cavities. Use an open-mouthed cup with 2 handles to promote lip closure for speech. ...Read more

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Is it better for my baby to suck his thumb or a pacifier?

Is it better for my baby to suck his thumb or a pacifier?

Yes: Thumbs rarely detach and get lost and are much easier to clean. Regular cleaning of pacifiers and making sure they don't have cracks where yeast can settle is important if you use them. There is a lot of controversy re the benefit/risk of pacifier use and breastfeeding initiation, ear infections and sids risk. My preference is keep things simple and pacifier free. ...Read more

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Could a baby overdose on baby orajel?

Could a baby overdose on baby orajel?

Not really: Using too much baby orajel may make your child nauseated and fussy. The medicament has limited effect. You would be better using a cool or iced rag or frozen rings( liquid filled plastic loops) for them to suck or chew on. ...Read more

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Can i mix teething biscuits with milk make a paste and feed my 9 and a half month old baby.?

Can i mix teething biscuits with milk make a paste and feed my 9 and a half month old baby.?

No: Generally it is recommended not to start milk until the 1st birthday.And as mentioned, the biscuit for teething only works if hard. ...Read more

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